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Stories

Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • The ‘Apapane’s Own Song
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 30, 2018 at 11:56 PM

    This morning’s story is about a bird, and I imagine that you can guess which one. What bird do you think it is? [Chorus of “‘Apapane!”] That’s right. This story is about an ‘apapane. I don’t know why I like these birds so much – it wasn’t the […]

  • To Win or to Play
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on November 2, 2017 at 3:26 AM

    A group of friends really loved playing a game. I’m not going to use the name of the game here, but you’ve probably seen it and you’ve probably played it. It’s the one where you’ve got these pieces that move around an outside track, and then they go up toward the […]

  • I’iwi Rules
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on November 2, 2017 at 2:30 AM

    There was an i’iwi who was brave and creative and spirited. If she was a marcher, she’d have marched to the beat of her own drummer – and changed drummers at least four times along the course of the parade. The chances are good that only one of those five drummers would have been […]

  • The Big Brother
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on October 2, 2017 at 12:14 AM

    This story is about a little boy who had a younger sister. Do any of you have a younger brother or sister? [Pastor, of course, knows perfectly well that some of these children have younger brothers or sisters. He had to suggest that elbowing little sister was not strictly necessary for the story.] […]

  • The Manu-o-Ku Sisters
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    Today’s story is about a bird – and no, I’m not going to ask you to guess which one. Today, the heroines of our story are a seabird called a manu-o-Ku. In English, it’s called a white tern, and I would think you can guess what color most of its feathers are. That’s […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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